Cuba Denounces Unsustainable Consumption and Production Patterns
CUBA, October 6, 2010.- Cuba denounced at the United Nations that the different crisis the world is facing today are due to the unequal international order that is based on unsustainable patterns of consumption and production.
Speaking at the general debate of the Second Commission of the UN’s General Assembly, the Cuban representative to the international organization, Rodolfo Benitez, urged industrialized countries to put away overbearing stances that are far from the genuine spirit of international collaboration for development that should prevail in the world.
Benitez made reference to the unique circumstances under which Cuba has had to develop and noted that for that reason, the island firmly defends the need for a new international economic order be established, based in justice, equity and solidarity.
Regarding discussions about the new working period of the UN’s commission, Benitez said stale and irrational formulations should be left behind, Prensa Latina news agency reported. In 1974, the UN’s General Assembly passed a declaration and a plan of action for the establishment of a new international economic order whereby the common determination of the countries to work urgently for its establishment was proclaimed.
The plan of action was expected to be based on the respect of political and economic principles including the sovereign equality of States, full permanent sovereignty over natural resources and economic activities of the countries and the right for each nation to adopt whichever economic and social system is found more appropriate for its development. (Cubaminrex- Cuban News Agency)